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OMC boat steering going the wrong way

Do You Need a Left or Right Hand Worm Gear?

Left or Right - Not Sure
  • Remove OMC stern drive unit
  • Place a line with a black marker on the intermediate housing steering gear.
  • Turn the steering wheel clock-wise
  • Check to see the direction the steering gear turned.
  • Goes right you need upper gear case with right handed worm gear ( 7 D and 5 D ) are numbers on the two I checked.
  • Goes left you need upper gear case with left hand worm gear ( WN19 / 262 ) is number on the one I checked.
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38-2319 OMC worm gear

38-2319 worm gear

Limited stock - call for availability
# 38-2319 Outboard worm gear (right hand gear) $180.09 Includes steering gear shown below

  • Tru-Coarse Steering may have a left or right handed worm gear inside
  • Items shown in pictures are from a right hand worm gear

Right handed steering

Right handed steering

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OEM 5-D Used right handed steering gear $39.09

313235 genuine parts
313235 genuine parts

Sold with worm gear only - not sold separately

P/N 313235 Steering gear (new) with 1973 stock card